Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Volcano only National Park in Hawaii to see June visitor increase

July 8, 2009, 7:16 am
The numbers are out for June visits to the National Parks in Hawaii, and only the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park on the Big Island saw an increase. Overall, there were 364,979 visitors to national park locations in Hawaii in the month of June, according to data from the National Park ...

Chain of Craters Road

This 19-mile (30 km) one-way drive descends 3,700 feet (1,128 m) to the coast and ends where lava has covered 10-miles of road since 1983. Allow at least three hours round-trip, depending on how often you stop and how far you hike. There are no services (water, gasoline, or food) ...

Nämakanipaio Campground

At 4,000 feet (1,213 m) in elevation. It is a large, open grassy area with tall eucalyptus and ?ohi?a trees. This campground has restrooms and water. Fires are allowed in designated fire grates only. Wood may be purchased in Volcano Village. There is a large pavilion with picnic tables ...

Kulanaokuaiki Campground

At 3,200 feet (975 m). There are eight walk-in campsites with picnic tables?two are wheelchair accessible. There is an accessible vault toilet; however, no water is available and campfires are not permitted. Use fueled camping stoves only. This campground is subject to closure when the area is dry and ...

Kilauea Visitor Center

Make Kilauea Visitor Center your first stop when entering the Park. Rangers are on duty in the visitor center from 7:45 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily and will provide visitors with the latest information on the current eruption, hiking information and permits, and the daily schedule of ranger-led activities. The ...

Thomas A. Jaggar Museum

The Thomas A. Jaggar Museum is a museum on volcanology with displays of equipment used by scientists in the past to study the volcano, working seismographs, and an exhibit of clothing and gear from scientists who got a bit too close to lava. There is also a gift shop ...

Crater Rim Drive

This 10.6-mile (17.1 km) road circles the summit caldera and takes you through desert and rain forest, and provides access to scenic stops and short walks. Allow one to three hours, depending on how often you stop. Directions Directions from Park Entrance: Turn to the left as you enter the park ...

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park Has a New Lava Ocean Entry

February 20, 2009, 2:09 pm
There is a new lava ocean entry from Hawaii's Kilauea volcano eruption on the Big Island.According to the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory, this is the third active ocean entry on the island, and the second active entry to occur inside the National ...

Volcanoes Institute Unveils 2009 Program

January 28, 2009, 8:15 am
The Friends of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, in partnership with Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, have announced the 2009 rollout of the Hawai'i Volcanoes ...

Hawaii Park Visitors Down Nearly 15% in December

January 20, 2009, 7:33 am
Hawaii’s national parks saw 14.7 percent fewer visitors in December, down from 400,571 in 2007 to 341,556, according to monthly data from the National Park ...

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